Brno Vacations

Brno is the Czech Republic’s second largest city and its educational center. Most of the city’s attractions are architectural, but span the gamut of time and style. Visit Spilberk Castle, a seat of Austro-Hungarian power long feared for its reputation as a torture center. Brno’s Petrov cathedral is a towering example of the neo-Gothic style, but ... Read more
hints of Romanesque and Baroque can be seen as well. Tugendhat Villa is at the other end of the spectrum, a UNESCO World Heritage Site seen to be a perfect example of Bauhaus architecture. Slightly off the beaten track is the Mendel Museum of Genetics, which celebrates the life of Gregor Mendel, who made many early genetics discoveries and spent his entire life in Brno. Czech food is hearty, consisting of meats, potatoes, and thick sauces. Be sure to try the rakvicka pastry in the local chocolate style. The Czech Republic is known for great beers, and Brno has many bar offerings, with the local favorite being Charlie’s Hat, a small and lively establishment. Oft overshadowed by its royal neighbor Prague, Brno has much to offer any and all travelers.

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  • Špilberk Castle
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  • Freedom Square
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  • Veverí Castle
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  • Villa Tugendhat
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Anchorage, Alaska, USA

Nice city in Moravia with a large pedestrianized center on a hill. Cool city but there are barely any tourists here. I guess they're all in Prague.

Recommended for:Budget TravelersBackpackersHistory BuffsNightlife Lovers
Cape Town, South Africa

Brno is my home town so I cannot say anything bad :)
This city has the best from big and small town. Is not overcrowded but you can always meet new people. Most locals loves Brno and they try to make it interesting therefore we have some festivals and cultural events almost every week, we have many artistic/alternative coffees, museums and also some historical monuments.

Recommended for:Budget TravelersBackpackersArt & Design Lovers
Germantown, Maryland

This place is my home and I love it to death. I love the community and everyone is so welcoming. The food is beyond amazing and so is everything else. The photo opportunities are spectacular and endless. And I can't wait to come back!!!

Recommended for:Adventure TravelersFamily TravelersFoodiesHistory Buffs
Skryje, Czech Republic

Small city packed with gorgeous architecture, wonderful museums and churches, good food and beer.


Small little town abt 200km away from Prague. Incidentally, Brno is the second largest city aft Prague. Accordingly, as it is less touristy, Czech souvenirs are cheaper there. But I was there on a Sun and most of the shops are closed :(


Nothing interesting here, only if you want to fight local rednecks. I´d call it likely a village.

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Phoenix, Arizona, USA

This "small" city is absolutely fantastic, with tons of cultural events and sights. It's also the greatest jumping off point to the rest of Central/Eastern Europe. Budapest, Bucharest, Vienna, Munich, Zagreb, etc. within just a few hours drive. it's a gorgeous place, with nature-crazy people who are in love with their region of the planet. Tons of great couchsurfing hosts to show you all of the good stuff. In any case, remember, it will be warm in June, so maybe choose a location with a higher latitude. Also be aware that Central/Eastern Europe is generally a lot cheaper than than the west. Hope my 2 cents helps.


I didn't spend enough time in Brno, but the time I spent, was well spent.

Very small town with some cool features. Biggest plus is the insanely cheap food and drinks.

Vancouver, British Columbia

Brno doesn't get as much recognition as it should next to Prague yet it is vibrant and full of history,.

Bucharest, Romania

One of the nicest cities I've ever been. It's quiet, civilized, a symbol for the classical central europe small town.